Ivan Eland

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Washington Elites Are Chaining Us to the Middle East

The hysterical response to the Syria withdrawal came with dire predictions that just aren't true.
Ivan Eland November 5, 2019

Don’t Sweat the Saudi Oil Disruption

Hand-wringing over diminished supply and prices will only lead to war talk. Besides, the market will quickly adjust.
Ivan Eland September 17, 2019

Trump Rolls the Dice on Sanctions and Wins…War?

Squeezing another country until they are desperate--how did that work out in 1941?
Ivan Eland July 17, 2019

A Parade of Imperial Presidencies

Trump is just the latest in a long line of executives to stiff-arm the Constitution and ignore congressional powers.
Ivan Eland May 24, 2019

Herbert Hoover Had the Best National Security Policy of the 20th Century

He was a disaster on the economy and a prophet on foreign relations. We should follow the latter example today.
Ivan Eland March 28, 2018

From War to Welfare

How taxes and entitlements begin with militarism
Ivan Eland February 27, 2013

Declare Victory and Come Home

By Ivan Eland | May 25, 2011 Now that President Obama has killed Osama bin Laden, he should declare…
Ivan Eland May 24, 2011

Hidden Costs

The Iraq War bill is higher than taxpayers realize—and Congress is still signing checks.
Ivan Eland January 15, 2007